Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775
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I don't think, in recent times at least, there's been a more vilified intellectual figure -- at least in certain circles -- than Leo Strauss. And especially, so long-deceased an intellectual figure. A German-Jewish émigré, Strauss, who died 33 years ago, taught philosophy for the most part for several decades at the University of Chicago. Few outside of some rarefied...
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Martin Abramowitz
If Jews had pantheons, Shawn Green -- the premier Jewish baseball player of the last quarter-century -- would be right up there in the baseball wing, a notch below Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. It would be hard to overstate the significance of Greenberg and Koufax in the history of American Jewish life. That two of the best ballplayers of...
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Elliot Jager
The Sept. 3 headline in Israel's mass-circulation Yediot Aharonot caught my eye: "800 prisoners to be released in exchange for Gilad Shalit." Shalit was taken captive, and two Israel Defense Force soldiers were killed, during a daring Hamas attack launched via a tunnel into Israel from Gaza on June 25. While the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denies it,...
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Post-9-11 recriminations should lead
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This past week, many in the chattering classes devoted their energy to the controversy about ABC's television film "The Path to 9/11." Partisanship seems to dominate virtually every discussion these days. So it was no surprise that, just as Republicans have sought to minimize the lack of attention paid to the terror threat by the Bush administration, so, too, have...
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There's nothing quite like an intramural catfight. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd had some of her finest moments when she took on President Bill Clinton and his affair with Monica Lewinsky. She was so clearly a partisan for his side -- and yet so appalled and amused by the continual misbehavior that had taken place in the White House...
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